Olympics Singer Not Cute Enough?!

This story breaks my heart a little. According to CNN.com, the beautiful little girl whose song captivated the hearts of viewers during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was only a face!

“Games organizers confirm that Lin Miaoke, who performed “Ode to the Motherland” as China’s flag was paraded Friday into Beijing’s National Stadium, was not singing at all.”

Lin Miaoke was simply pulling a Milli Vanilli and lip-syncing to the sound of another girl, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, who was heard but not seen, apparently because she was deemed not cute enough!!! WTF!! I think she’s pretty darn cute.

Yang Peiy Olympics

Yang Peiy Olympics

Lin Miaoke Olympics

Lin Miaoke Olympics

“The reason was for the national interest,” said Chen Qigang, the ceremony’s musical director, in a state radio interview. “The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression. … Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects.”

The decision was made at the highest levels, Chen said.

“We had to do it,” he said. “We’d been through several inspections. They’re all very strict. When we rehearsed at the spot, there were several spectators from various divisions, especially leaders from the Politburo, who gave the opinion it must change.”

Full Story – http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/12/oly.kids/index.html

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2 Responses

  1. I think it was a total disgrace what they did to this “beautiful” child with such a beautiful voice. What in God’s name are we teaching our children?????
    Yang is a lovely little girl…with a gorgeous voice.
    No wonder young girls and women never think they are pretty enough. Is that all that matters anymore???
    I am totally disgusted with this!!!
    Has anyone thought about what this has done to her feelings and self worth?.

  2. So its fake…who cares. Olympic games, where everyone pretends for two weeks to care for their fellow man and not have international hate. Its sports, a business like any other.
    The winners will have a better financial future and desire crushing their opponents.
    No one is there for the so called love of the game. Thats a foolish unrealistic notion…like the easter bunny. They switched girls, they faked fireworks, surprise surprise..it is entertainment.
    EVERY government creates propaganda for its foolish citizens to believe. No one is the bad guy ever, no govt ever “wants” to go to war, every government cares for its people. No country has crime, no country has homeless or poor, right? Grow up people, This fantasy utopia doesnt exist….never did.

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